Place Name COLOGNE

TYPE: Settlement
USAGE: French, English
PRONOUNCED: kə-LON (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

French form of Latin Colonia, shortened from Colonia Agrippina meaning "colony of Agrippina", named after the wife of Emperor Claudius. This is the name of a city in western Germany.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Colonia (Ancient Roman), Köln (German), Colonia (Italian), Colonia (Spanish)
Entry updated July 2, 2017